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Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert: Betting, adoption lawsuits pose greatest threat to tribes in decades, experts say

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A lawsuit in Washington state and another case before the U.S. Supreme Court are part of a coordinated campaign that experts say is pushing once-fringe legal theories to the nation’s highest court and represents the most serious challenge to tribal sovereignty in over 50 years. OregonLive | Oregonian By Karina Brown | Underscore News Editor’s note: This […]

Tackling Climate Change: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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US Rep. Melanie Stansbury calls on the Biden administration to include tribal leaders more when it comes to climate change. Examining the Supreme Court case on race-conscious admissions in colleges and universities with law professor, Dan Lewerenz. Plus, Holly Cook Macarro with a review of the White House Tribal Nations Summit Indian Country Today | […]

Tribes await ruling in child welfare case: Professor Lewerenz is quoted

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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering challenges to a law enacted in 1978 to respond to the alarming rate at which Native American and Alaska Native children were being removed from their homes by public and private agencies. The U.S. Supreme Court now has taken up challenges to the law three times — in 1989, 2013 and […]

Professor Lewerenz is quoted: In the 1950s, thousands of Native American children were placed in Mormon homes for ‘racial assimilation.’ Now, experts fear an upcoming Supreme Court ruling could allow that to happen again.

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Insider Yoonji Han In January 2018, Chad and Jennifer Brackeen adopted a Navajo baby boy, winning a legal battle with the Navajo Nation after it sought to place the boy with a Navajo family. Soon after, the Texas couple looked to adopt his younger sister, but ran into more opposition: The girl’s extended family wanted […]

For the Houma People, Displacement Looms With Every Storm: Professor Lewerenz quoted

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Kaiser Health News By Emmarie Huetteman For generations, Thomas Dardar Jr.’s family has lived on a small bayou island off the coast of Louisiana called Isle de Jean Charles. Environmental changes, rising seawaters, and storms have dramatically changed the island. Home to members of the United Houma Nation, the island is now about 320 acres, a […]

The Precarious Position of Treaty-less Tribes: Professor Lewerenz quoted

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What a five-year fight over a few dozen clams shows about the inconsistent rights of Indigenous tribes. Hakai Magazine by Ashley Braun It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington State’s southwest coast, when they were stopped by Cory Branscomb, an officer with the Washington Department […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz featured on the talk show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

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Indian Child Welfare Act goes before the Supreme Court Listen The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The law was enacted in 1978 to make it more difficult to remove Indian children from their families, tribes and culture. At the time it […]

“Silent Crisis” — Thousands of Missing and Murdered Native Americans: Professor Lewerenz is quoted

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By some estimates, more than 4,000 Native Americans are missing or have been murdered. Murder is the number 3 cause of death of young indigenous women Ron Claiborne On April 21st, 2021, a man named HaHaax Veille took his three-year-old niece, Arden “Ardie” Pepion, to the Two Medicine area on the eastern edge of Glacier […]

Professor Daniel Lewerenz interviewed by Indian Country Today

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Daniel Lewerenz, assistant law professor at UND, was interviewed by Indian Country Today for an Aug. 23 newscast reporting on Indian Child Welfare Act The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear a case related to the law that protects Native American children in adoption proceedings. The interview begins at 1:25 in the video. https://indiancountrytoday.com/newscasts/08-23-22-native-physician-transitions […]